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Letter of transmittal, 2017–18


Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann
Minister for Finance and the Public Service
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Dear Minister

In accordance with section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, I am pleased to present the annual report of my predecessor, the Hon John Lloyd PSM, for the year ended 30 June 2018. Mr Lloyd was the Australian Public Service Commissioner for the entire 2017–18 financial year. The report includes the annual report of the Merit Protection Commissioner, as required by section 51 of the Public Service Act 1999.

This report was prepared in accordance with section 46(1) of the PGPA Act, which requires that you table the report in parliament. It reflects the guidelines approved on behalf of the parliament by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit.

The report also contains the Commission’s audited financial statements, prepared in accordance with the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Financial Reporting) Rule 2015.

In addition, I certify that I am satisfied the Commission has prepared fraud risk assessments and a fraud control plan; has in operation appropriate mechanisms for preventing, detecting incidents of, investigating or otherwise dealing with, recording or reporting fraud that meet the Commission’s needs; and has taken all reasonable measures to appropriately deal with fraud relating to the Commission.

Yours sincerely

Peter Woolcott AO
Australian Public Service Commissioner
8 October 2018

Last reviewed: 
18 October 2018